PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date  6/8/24 
Featured track  Saratoga  
Race number  11 
Race overview  A solid renewal of the G1 Manhattan for 4up, this year run at 1 3/16 miles on the Mell turf course. 
Pace  There’s little doubt $4 Strong Quality (15-1) will be loose, with potentially #5 Program Trading (5-2) being closest, but regardless, this figures to turn into a sprint off the far turn, as the former is a definite longshot on many different handicapping levels. 
Trends  N/A  
Best Play  #9 MEASURED RIDE (7-2): One of two for Godolphin, this one ridden by Buick, which means this was very likely his (and Appleby’s) call, and the form and figures here say he’s a cut above a relatively modest group of Americans, and he also figures to like a little cut in the ground too, which is in play after some rain. 
Bet Types    Aggressive WP bet and single in the multitude of horizontal exotics offered. 
Play of the Day Winners